Tuesday, 8 December 2009

The Royal Variety Show 2009!

Well, The Royal Variety show this year was performed at The Winter Gardens Opera House. This show has been tipped to be one of the best!!

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Mardi-gras 10th Anniversary weekend

Mardi gras has celebrated it's 10th Anniversary in Style with a superb line up of caberet and a refurbishment.

Check the Matdi-gras website for all the lastest and pictures from the weekend! http://www.themardigrasblackpool.com/index.html

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Royal Variety Show Comes To The Winter Gardens This December in The Presence of The Queen!

Blackpools Winter Gardens is to host this years Royal Variety Show.

The show will be Monday 7th December and will be screened on ITV1 on the 13th December.

Buckingham Palace have this week confirmed that the queen will be attending.
The last time blackpool staged the Variety Show was in 1955 and this too was in the presence of the queen.

Full artists have not been released yes but it is definate that "Diversity" who won britians got talent will be performing.

Monday, 29 June 2009

See Us Again On "Dickinson's Real Deal"

Just to let you know that ITV1 will be repeating the "Dickinson's Real Deal" programme that featured us both here in Blackpool!

You can watch it Sunday 5th July 1.15pm on ITV1

Sunday, 28 June 2009

Take a look at our new "Luxury Premier Room"

Why not make your stay at The Wilcot Hotel that extra special by choosing our New "Premier Room".

To make your stay that little bit more special our new room includes ,

LCD/HD Flat Screen Television with freeview and DVD.

High quality Bedding and Furnishings including "Black out" Curtains

Complete with Iron and Ironing board, Digital alarm Clock and Hair Dryer.

Luxury Tea and Coffee Tray.

Superbly fittted en-suite shower room comes complete with a selection of toiletries.

Toothbrush/Razor Socket, Fluffy White Towels.

Modern Large illuminated touch sensitive Bathroom Mirror.

Blackpool Gay Pride Parade

Even though we did'nt have a float in the parade me and Terry helped Heather and Helen from Gabrielles Hotel design and make their float!
(Gabrielle's is Blackpool's only all female Hotel)
The "Bra" took about 3 months to make and was made out tiny mirror tiles all individualy cut and glued on.
We did have a lot of fun making it with the girls!
The day started dry but just when we had just finished helping them set up for the parade the heavens opened!!
But they still caried on! Well done girls!!

Blackpool gay pride 2009 at The Wilcot Hotel

This years Blackpool Gay Pride was a huge success and the rain did'nt dampen too many spirits!

Here's a few pictures from the weekend.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Blackpool Gay Pride 2009

Our new "Sparkling Pride Flag" is now finished!
Some of our regular guests may remember our sparkling pride flag which hung from the front of the hotel.
That flag was made 3 years ago and has recently had a lot of damage from the elements!
Our new flag is slightly larger than the last and has approx 8000 hand sewn sequins!
It has taken over 3 months to complete and hopefuly will last another 3 years!
At the Wilcot Hotel we are proud to fly the Pride Flag all year round and not just for Blackpool Pride or Bank Holidays.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Massive fire Destroys Yates Wine Lodge, Blackpool

Massive blaze rips through Blackpool
The scene in Talbot Square today

MORE than 90 firefighters are tackling a massive fire in Blackpool town centre.

The blaze started in Clifton Street, close to Talbot Square, in the early hours. Eyewitnesses said the newly refurbished Yates Wine Bar has been destroyed and neighbouring buildings were ablaze.Seven people - including a baby - were evacuated and are being looked after by Blackpool Council staff.
A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson, police have confirmed.The fire is believed to have started in the ground-floor of a pet shop shop and spread through the roof of the neighbouring three-storey Yates' building.
The Wildcats lap dancing bar has also been severely damaged, and the Subway sandwich shop is also affected.Three aerial ladders were used and, at 10.30am, fire chiefs said the blaze was under control.However, a wall of the Wildcats lap dancing bar appears as if it may collapse.
The area around the scene has been sealed off by police.Peter O'Brien, assistant chief fire officer for Lancashire, said: "When crews arrived, just after 3am, they found a significant developing firein the middle section of the Yates Wine Lodge building."There was a real problem with the wind pushing the fire away from the Promenade towards the rest of the terrace so we realised we would needsignifacnt resources."Up to 100 firefighters were here at the scene of the fire and it is abolutely tragic."We have a real heritage building of Blackpool which to all intents and purposes has been destroyed by the fire."Lancashire Police said there were no reported injuries.
Blackpool Council leader Peter Callow said the resort had lost one of its most famous buildings.He said: "This fire has destroyed one of Blackpool's iconic buildings and it is particulary upsetting as Yates' had recently spent half a million pounds restoring the building to its former glory."I officially opened Yates' last year after the painstaking work had been done and I know how proud people were."This fire is tragic because the opening of the nearby Travel Lodge and the completion of the revamp of Rumours had seen Talbot Swuare looking very fine again."We will now be talking to everyone concerned to see what is the best way forward."

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Valentine weekend at The Wilcot Hotel

Yet another Valentines weekend at The Wilcot Hotel.

There was so much love in the Hotel this weekend!

Everyone seemed to have a great weekend with no proposals unfortunately, so it looks like me and Terry won't be investing in a new hat for any future civil partnerships!

Here's a few pictures to enjoy!

The Wilcot Hotel Bar

We are in the process of having a re-vamp in the Hotel Bar.
Here's a picture so far.
We'll post another picture when it's all finished!

Tuesday, 10 February 2009


Well, should be a great valentines weekend here in Blackpool.
All the bars have got some great events on and we've got a great bunch of regulars here in the hotel so should be a fun weekend!!!!

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Blackpool Gay Scene Website

A good website to have a look at for all gay events in Blackpool is http://www.blackpoolgayscene.com/ the website is well updated and has great pictures

World Fireworks Championships Returns to Blackpool!

Top firework companies from around the globe will be invited to stage pyrotechnical displays, bringing an International flavour to Central Promenade during the opening weeks of Blackpool’s World Famous Illuminations season.

Each competing company will launch fireworks particular to their homeland and showcase their own pyrotechnical expertise, to win the public vote.
Displays will take place on Sunday 6 September and then every Friday night between 11 September - 2 October. Build up will commence around 7.30pm Fireworks from approximately 8.30pm

"The Producers" at The Grand Theatre

The Broadway hit musical "The Producers" comes to The Blackpool Grand theatre the 7th-12th July. Performed by Premier Theatre Company.

Our good friend Chris Cambell has got the lead playing "Max Bialystock ". Chris was stage manager in "Seussical the Musical" in which I was Musical Director for last year. I wish him all the best!

Betty Legs Diamond from Funny Girls http://www.funnygirlsshowbar.co.uk/ is choreographing the show and making a guest appearence!

Terry had a glimse of some of the sets for the show and said they are amazing. This is going to be fantastic show with no expense spared and I advise everyone to get tickets early!

For more info visit http://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/

Blackpool Pride 2009

The Blackpool Pride 2009 launch party took place last week at

The Mardi Gras www.themardigrasblackpool.com/

Hosted by Miss Stella Artois and Roxy Hart the evening was a great success with lots of great entertainers, raffles, auctions etc.

Blackpool Pride is getting bigger and brighter every year and I am sure this years will also be a great success!

Blackpool Pride runs from 16th/17th May 2009 to find out more visit http://www.prideblackpool.com/